LEAVE LAMP

 When I traveled to North China (Ningxia, Inner Mongolian, and Dongbei), I was totally amazed by the northern landscapes and the freezing weather. Animated by the defoliation and frigid environment, I wanted to design a lamp to record the experience and bring the warmth to people in the north. So I utilized pipal leaves and developed a leaf lamp which transformed the fallen leaves into a warm lamp.

Countless leaves were colored into gold by the afterglow. In such a freezing day, I can still feel the warmth from that. I chose fallen leaves as raw materials and light as the media to show the beauty of nature in northern China.

RAW MATERIAL | Pipal Leaves

Pipal leaves have the plump tissue, regular shape, and clear veins.

The scenery in the north is completely different with those in the south. First time there,

I was immersed in the boundless sky, flying leaves and the magnificent sunset.

 

6 The light transmittance test of the lampshade.

5 The leaves were pasted based on the mold, a balloon;

4 The basic triangle was integrated with each other to form the area of lampshade;

3 Three leaves were connected together with white latex to make the basic triangle;

2 A thin layer of white latex was applied evenly on the veins and dried in the shade to enhance their toughness and strength;

1 The pipal leaves were boiled in 10% sodium hydroxide solution for 15 minutes and washed with water to remove the mesophylls tissue, leaving the veins;

LEAVE LAMP | AFTERGLOW

The laminated leaves generate a gradual change from bright to dark. The warm lighting gently emitted from the lamp is as beautiful as the afterglow.

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